Update: Tata Teleservices has clarified to us that this is a voucher that offers voice minutes for free, and the positioning they've taken is that it effectively frees up consumer pre-paid balance for data usage at Rs. 0.01 per kb. The way they positioned the product in their press release led us to believe that it's the launch of a VoIP service. That is not the case, and the error is regretted, and the story below has been modified . GSM Telecom operator Tata DOCOMO has launched prepaid vouchers called "Voice Free", in the Andhra Pradesh circle, worth Rs. 200, Rs. 350 and Rs. 500, with validity of 10 days, 20 days and 30 days respectively, allowing consumers to make voice calls to any network in India, whether Local or STD. The way Tata DOCOMO has pitched this product, is that the voucher effectively frees up talktime for GPRS usage, and works well for customers. We, however, don't think so: their Fair Usage Policy limits usage to 40 minutes a day; so for 400 minutes over 10 days, users will have to pay Rs. 200 - which is effectively Rs. 0.5 per minute. Who would buy? Related: - WiMax Only Devices Won’t Work; Arbitrage Opportunity For VoIP Is Over - Bangladesh: A Step Ahead In Internet Telephony Over India? - ISPAI Prods CCI On Internet Telephony Legalisation; Is It Too Late? - Sabse Acquires Another VoIP Co MobiVox; Internet Telephony Portfolio - No VoIP For Nimbuzz On Tata Indicom
- Delhi High Court puts a stop to fraudulent Burger King websites September 21, 2023
- WhatsApp bets on e-commerce in India with new business features September 21, 2023
- Event Announcement: International trends in Network usage fees, 4th October #Ad September 21, 2023
- Delhi HC Passes Order Disallowing Non-Permitted Use Of Anil Kapoor’s Name, Voice, Dialogue Through AI September 21, 2023
- IT Ministry appoints special officer on duty to set up the Data Protection Board of India September 21, 2023
MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.
Is open-sourcing of AI, and the use cases that come with it, a good starting point to discuss the responsibility and liability of AI?...
RBI Deputy Governor Rabi Shankar called for self-regulation in the fintech sector, but here's why we disagree with his stance.
Straw man fallacy: IT Ministers’ defence of government exemptions in data protection law misses the point
Both the IT Minister and the IT Minister of State have chosen to avoid the actual concerns raised, and have instead defended against lesser...
The Central Board of Film Certification found power outside the Cinematograph Act and came to be known as the Censor Board. Are OTT self-regulating...
Please subscribe to MediaNama. Don't share prints and PDFs.
You May Also Like
Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...
135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...
Twitter takes down tweets from MP, MLA, editor criticising handling of pandemic upon government request
By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...